Gardening and horticulture

Gardening and horticulture

Intro to Botany

Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Mondays, January 13-February 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Winter Buds and Silhouettes

Winter is a wonderful time to explore the forest at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Plan Your Landscape I

Begin the process of designing a home landscape by learning to prepare a scaled base map of your garden and create an inventory of your property at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, January 15-February 5, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

New! Design a Fairy Garden

Capture the magic and whimsy of youth with a fairy garden at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, March 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Grow Vegetables From Seed

Discover techniques for and benefits of growing your vegetables from seed started indoors at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, March 16, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

New! Native Plants for any Yard

Discover the joys and realities of working with natives and get real world insight into how to make native plants work for you at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, March 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Insects and Diseases of Landscape Plants

Learn to recognize tree and shrub problems through observing the life-cycles, signs, and symptoms of the most common pests in our landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting February 24.

Pruning Small Trees and Shrubs: Winter

Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 22, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

New! Getting the Garden You Want

Think back to the best (and worst) of last year to make plans for the garden this spring at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, February 20, 6:30-8:30 pm

New! Plants for Winter Gardens

Create a truly four-season garden by incorporating plants with winter interest at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, February 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.